(6 mini burgers)
- For the patties
- 1/2 lb ground lamb
- 1/5 tbsp minced garlic
- 1/2 cup minced shallots
- 1 tbsp minced thyme
- 1 tbsp minced cilantro leaves
- 1 tbs minced mint leaves
- 1/4 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp coriander powder
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- salt to taste
- 2 cups onions cut into thin long strips
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp oil
- 12 slider buns or mini pita breads
- Condiments of your choice.
Place all the ingredients for the patties in a mixing bowl and combine well using your hands. Shape into about six small sized patties not too thin, but not too thick either. Cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes for the flavors to combine.
Pre-heat the oven to 400F.
Remove the patties from the fridge and make about three holes each in the patties with your finger.
In a large oven proof non-stick skillet, heat the oil and add the onions. When the onions start to sizzle, arrange the lamb patties on top of the onion bed without touching each other.
Bake in the oven for 6 minutes on one side. Turn the patties over, and stir the onion bed to make sure they don’t burn. If it shows the signs of burning, remove the onions from the pan after the first 6 minutes, and finish caramelizing on stove top, when the patties finish cooking on the other side.
To serve, warm up the pita bread/buns in the oven, spread some spicy mayonnaise or a blended yogurt or chutney of your choice, arrange the meat patties and top it with the caramelized onions. You can add some lettuce, tomato etc to the burger as well.